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Vienna Master of Arts in Human Rights

Since October 2012 the University of Vienna offers students with the Vienna Master of Arts in Human Rights the exciting opportunity to study human rights in an international, interdisciplinary and practice-oriented environment.

Aims and objectives
The recognition of states as democratic, developed and peace-loving nations today depends on their capacity and willingness to protect human rights. Even business corporations and international organisations are judged by their human rights performance. In post-conflict situations and transitions from totalitarian to democratic rule, human rights constitute an essential element of peace-building, development and good governance. The implementation of human rights at local, national, regional and international level requires highly motivated and skilled human rights experts. This interdisciplinary master programme provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills which is guaranteed by combining excellent academic and practice-oriented education in the field of human rights.

Target group
It welcomes students with at least a bachelor degree in a broad variety of academic disciplines from all world regions, with an open mind, empathy for human beings and a strong interest to experience the fascinating world of human rights.

Short Facts 
Academic degree: M.A. - Master of Arts
Duration: 2 years
Units: 120 ECTS
Number of participants: 15-30
Language: English
Tuition fee for both years: EUR 20,600
Next start: September 2018
Application deadline: 5 March 2018 / 5 April 2018 / 5 May 2018 / Open Round

Scientific Director
Manfred Nowak

Georges Younes
Programme Manager


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